Stories for March 6, 2007
Should cities limit what owners of beachfront properties can build on their land? On Tuesdays Full Focus, well find out what residents of Solana Beach think as they head to the polls to vote on that issue.
At a time when political candidates sometimes run unopposed, the city of Carlsbad has received a huge response for an open council seat. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce says the city decided not to hold a special election.
Former San Diego US Attorney Carol Lam was on Capitol Hill today, called by the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions about her dismissal. From Washington, Benjamin Shaw reports.
The McMillin Companies are fighting back. Yesterday, city attorney Mike Aguirre accused the developer of inflating its labor costs to deprive the city of a share in the profits on a lucrative development project. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Californians will have to prove their identities and pay more money to renew their drivers licenses thanks to new identification standards set by the White House. Tougher drivers license guidelines were announced March 1 as part of the Real ID Act anti-terrorism effort.
The MAPS project, short for the San Diego County Regional Crime Mapping Application for Public Safety, enables citizens to look up crimes, arrests, burglaries and other data in their neighborhood. Reporter Rebecca Tolin learns how to map crime.
Congress is getting set to debate how much money to spend on the state children's health insurance program called S-CHIP. Forty San Diego clergy and community leaders are in Washington this week to urge lawmakers to open up the federal wallet. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
A national report finds four in ten teenagers are the victims of so-called "cyberbullies." Sweetwater Union High School District officials agree with the study, saying cyberbullying cases there have increased. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
The State Assembly will be voting this afternoon on whether to move California's Presidential Primary up to February. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara has more on the controversy over the bill.
The city of San Diego's Independent Monitor has issued his first report to city council. Stanley Keller did his best to reassure council members he would not send the city multi-million-dollar bills like their previous consultants, Kroll Inc. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani is in San Diego today. He stopped at a local fish market in between fund raisers. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps was there.
We talk with Chris Anderson, the editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, about his book The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More.
Poet Eileen Myles joins us to talk about her new book of poetry and her recent profile in San Diego CityBeat magazine in which she revealed her impressions of San Diego's arts community. Also joining the conversation is author Ali Liebegott, whose new novel The IHOP Papers has just been published.
California State University faculty members are upset over the lack of pay increases. They will vote over the next few weeks on whether they will strike. If they do, it will be the largest strike of university professors in United States history. KPBS News education reporter tells us what's at stake and why a San Diego labor group is getting involved.
KPBS film critic, Beth Accomando, joins us to review the film 300, which is based on Frank Miller's graphic novel 300.
A local consumer advocate joins These Days to discuss a variety of issues, including: SDGE's proposed rate increase, the latest news on gas prices, and the San Diego City Council's recent decision to approve a water and sewer rate increase.
The Judge handling the cases against four alleged high ranking members of the Arellano Felix drug cartel says the men should not be tried together if two face the death penalty. The judge says he'll clarify that decision in two weeks. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
America's health care system is fraught with problems. More than 45 million people don't have health insurance. Some doctors say they're working harder than ever for less money. And prevention of disease isn't funded nearly as well as treatment. So why would anyone want to go be a doctor? KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg tries to find out.
Former U.S. Attorney Carol Lam appears on Capitol Hill today, to answer questions about her dismissal, along with other federal prosecutors.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to suspend a dress code at a suburban San Diego high school that was challenged by a student who wore a T-shirt with anti-gay language.
A new Web site is available to compare quality ratings of more than 200 hospitals statewide. Designers of the site say it offers the most comprehensive hospital information on the Internet. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
The San Diego City Council has postponed a vote on a proposed compromise in the battle over control of the city's purse strings. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
More than two years after his death in Iraq, Marine Sgt. Jeffrey Kirk has been posthumously awarded a Silver Star. The nation's 3rd highest military award for valor was presented to his widow at Camp Pendleton yesterday. KPBS Radio's Andrea Hsu reports.